Infection Control
Level 2

This course provides all health workers with fundamental knowledge of how to control the cause and spread of infection in hospitals and other settings reliant on superior hygiene standards.

  • Develop vitally important skills to prepare you for a role in the sector
  • Understand the concepts of decontamination and waste management – and the consequences of not carrying out these processes
  • Learn about infection prevention and control in a range of healthcare settings and scenarios to help you contextualise your learning
  • Gain industry-relevant knowledge and give your CV a boost
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  • FREE online course
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  • Course duration
    13 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    4 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited qualification

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings.

Unit 1: The causes and spread of infection

Your learning goals:

  • How infection is caused
  • How infection can spread
  • The ‘chain of infection’
  • The importance of recognising Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Principles of personal hygiene and health

Your learning goals:

  • Personal hygiene at work
  • Handwashing
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Decontamination, cleaning and waste management

Your learning goals:

  • Maintaining a clean environment
  • Roles and responsibilities in decontamination
  • The decontamination process
  • The sterilisation process
  • Handling laundry
  • Effective waste management
  • Sharps management.
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control

Your learning goals:

  • The purpose of infection control
  • Regulations, policy and practice
  • Roles and responsibilities in infection control
  • Risk assessments
  • Principles of infection control procedures.
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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“Every area ranging from handling and disposal of waste, general hygiene, laundry management and good knowledge about various policies and legislation supporting healthcare: is instructive – well packaged.”

Babatunde from Devon
Successful Infection Control learner

Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Aged 19 or older
  • Live in England
  • Have lived in the EU for at least three years.

Course places are limited, sign up today to secure your place.

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